On Friday the 17th of last May 2013, IP-SME´s final event was held at Fondazione “La Fornace”. The event was held in English and Italian, with a translation service available for international attendees. The morning sessions were opened by the hosting partner and local authorities, with representatives of the Chamber of Venice and the Veneto Region.
The IP-SMEs project will develop the following activies:
Identify the differences between services and current demand to find innovative services and related tools that will be used by SMEs in order to improve the use of the instruments of intellectual property and promoting research and development of new products.
Update and redefine the tasks of the operators responsible for providing these services to SMEs.
Carry out pilot projects actions in each participating country, testing the innovative services and related tools in SMEs of the project area.
Introduce these services in the daily activities of the institutions, operators, partners of SMEs.
Evaluation of the services and dissemination of the results.
The IP-SMEs project strengthens the implementation of innovative tools in the field of Intellectual Property Rights and redesign the current supply of services in the Mediterranean area.
Our project boosts competitiveness by encouraging access of the SMEs to the instruments of intellectual property, providing innovative services to increase the use of intellectual property rights in order to support technology transfer processes and develope its business.